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Topic: Cheppum Panthum 2
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 20, 2015 03:27AM)
5,000 year old Cups and Balls from Kerala, India.
Spoken in Kannada-Malayalam.

Message: Posted by: john wills (Aug 20, 2015 03:48AM)
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Aug 20, 2015 07:17AM)
Loved it! Especially liked the pace and the vocal expressions. Gave it more personality and texture than I've seen before.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 20, 2015 03:15PM)
Well done Gary.

Lotta work excellent handling and presentation
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Aug 20, 2015 03:54PM)
That is the MOST beautiful performance of that classic I have EVER seen! Gary, I am JAW-dropped!

Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 20, 2015 11:24PM)
Gary -- this is magnificent!!!!
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Aug 21, 2015 12:38AM)
Excellent Gary! (Scary thing is I thought I was starting to understand you at times... ;) )


Message: Posted by: ZachDavenport (Aug 21, 2015 09:28AM)
I love this routine! Do you think you could put english captions on it? I'd be interested to know what you're saying.
Message: Posted by: Donnie Buckley (Aug 21, 2015 12:46PM)
I love it - the whole thing. Especially that "rolling the ball between the palms" vanish.
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 21, 2015 05:42PM)
Thank you Donnie.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 23, 2015 06:55PM)
The first performer I saw do the Indian cups was Shankar Junior. H was very young and had a high voice. [b]I decided to do it as an impression of him.[/b] I did it with a high squeaky voice and talked fake double talk. With my silly personality it played incredibly well. So now when I do the regular cups and balls I speak fake Hungarian double talk. :dancing:
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Aug 24, 2015 09:29AM)
Gary that was magnificent! Such hard work and dedication.
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 25, 2015 05:01AM)
Thanks Brian.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Aug 25, 2015 08:51PM)
Simply mesmerizing Gary. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Rook (Aug 25, 2015 10:50PM)
Brilliant! I'm going back to practice more, now...
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 30, 2015 03:16PM)
I advise anyone who undertakes learning Cheppum Panthum to 'practice deliberately',like musicians practice.

Remember, practice makes permanent.
Message: Posted by: William Dee (Sep 28, 2015 04:04PM)
That is quite nice, Eddie Joseph was a huge fan of the Indian style cups and balls, this is a great example of why.
Message: Posted by: Al Kazam the Magic Man (Sep 29, 2015 10:48AM)
Great routine and wonderful skills. I lived in India for 18 months, but unfortunately didn't see any magicians while there.

Would you suggest just learning the routine without needing to speak Malayalam? I do a lot of Indian parties, however Keralites (where Malayalam is spoken) are only a small percentage of them. Here in Australia, most Indian adults can speak Hindi as it's required in all schools in India, and they speak the language of the state they come from, and of course they all speak English for the most part. It would take some of us a lifetime to learn it in Malayalam which by the way is one of the more difficult Indian languages.
Message: Posted by: madmanmike1 (Dec 27, 2016 12:19PM)
I'd love to get a copy of your book on the indian cups and balls Gary, but your website is no longer active. Are the books still available?
Message: Posted by: ekins (Dec 27, 2016 12:32PM)
I did a quick search and see that the cups and the routine are now being sold through Murphys so it's available from several dealers.

Message: Posted by: madmanmike1 (Dec 30, 2016 05:09PM)
Thanks Brian,
The Murphys set has the cups I don't need and a condensed book. Gary had a bigger more in-depth book that I'd like to get.
Message: Posted by: Mobius303 (Jan 1, 2017 02:10PM)


Vanishing inc has it:

Perhaps you can message Gary direct to see if he has just the book for sale direct from him?
Message: Posted by: ekins (Jan 1, 2017 03:36PM)
I just posted some sad news here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=632579&forum=36

Message: Posted by: Mobius303 (Jan 6, 2017 12:34AM)
Sad news indeed....I also had no idea.